Last year eight players in Arizona received division-one offers and this year's class has already seen that many receive offers. The 2009 class looks deep and an argument can be made for several players to be in the top spot and for several players in the "others to watch" category to be listed in the top 10. Just remember that this is our preseason list and will change throughout the year.
1.) Drew Terrell- Hamilton- 5-10 175- The Huskies have really started a pipeline of quality wideouts. The list includes Kerry Taylor, Mekell Wesley and now Terrell. Caught 47 passed for nearly 800 yards and 7 scores, splitting touches with Gerell Robinson.
2.) Adam Hall- Palo Verde- 6-4 195- I actually project Hall as a defensive player but you cannot deny what he did last year offensively for the Titans. Caught 30 passes for 950 yards and has big time offers on both sides of the ball.
3.) Markus Wheaton- Chandler- 6-1 170- It is very hard ranking a player of Wheaton's stature and with the amount of offers he has at #3. An argument could be made for him to have the top spot but the main reason he falls at #3 is his stats did not equal that of the above two players. Caught 23 passes for 476 yards and 6 TDs as Mt. Pointe last year. Also being recruited as a corner.
4.) J.J. Holliday- Santa Rita- 6-0 160- Tore up Southern Arizona last year, catching 54 passes for over 1,200 yards and 17 TDs. Currently holds four D1 offers.
5.) Chris Heldore- Desert Ridge- 5-10 170- Had nearly 1,400 yards of total offense including 858 yards in the air on 64 catches.
6.) Paul Porras- Saguaro- 6-2 180- Went for over 1,000 yards on 40 catches. Has committed to Rice as a safety and is one of 4A's best two-way players.
7.) Jeremy Dang- Peoria- 6-2 215- His size has college scouts wondering if he could play another position, including safety, linebacker, defensive end and h-back but his play at wideout last year earns him a spot in our top 10. Caught 32 passes for 800 yards and 9 TDs.
8.) C.J. Westbrooks- Moon Valley- 6-1 170- Caught and amazing 82 passes in just 8 games last year. Should be new Moon Valley headman Mark Smith's go-to guy offensively. Has offers from Colorado and Idaho.
9.) Andy Wilder- Notre Dame- 6-3 190- Expect more big numbers out of Wilder in ND's pass-happy offense. Two-way player caught 44 passes for 861 yards and 11 TDs for the 4A2 state champs.
10.) T.J. Peters- Round Valley- 6-0 160- You cannot argue with his productivity. Caught 74 passes for 1,244 yards and 14 TDs last year and could equal or better that total with star QB Hayden Eager also back.
1.) Ebo Makinde- Paradise Valley- 6-0 160- Athletically Makinde deserves to be in the top 10 but his offensive stats were not great last year. With an injury-free year and teams loading the box to stop Tyree Parker, Makinde could easily jump in the top 10.
2.) Caleve Deboskie- Chandler- 6-0 170- Did very little offensively last year at Hamilton but has performed well at several camps and combines. Has since transferred to Chandler and maybe the change of scenery will lead to better numbers.
3.) Brandon Martin- Chaparral- 6-4 200- Is a big kid with a big frame. With Mike Cummings gone, will be the Firebird's main target in the passing game.
4.) Trevor Johnson- Washington- 6-3 170- We all know that the Rams throw the heck out of the ball. Victor Gamez caught an insane number of passes and with him gone, Johnson will reap the benefits.
Others to Watch
Anders Battle (Jr)- Desert Vista- 5-10 160
Casey Bolena- Desert Vista- 6-2 180
Anthony Bryant- Westwood- 6-1 180
David Carroll- Arcadia- 6-2 185
Cru Casey- Horizon- 5-10 175
Mike Descisciolo- Salpointe- 5-10 170
Bryan Dunleavy- Coronado- 5-10 150
Matthew Farney- Shadow Mountain- 6-0 175
Justin Faust- Marana- 5-7 155
Ben Fontes- Valley Lutheran- 6-4 190
Roderick Ford- Yuma Catholic- 6-3 180
Stefan Fulce- Basha- 5-10 160
Johnny Galvez- Paradise Valley- 5-7 150
Luis Garcia- Carl Hayden
Harold Gossett- Cesar Chavez- 6-0 180
William Griffin- Tucson- 6-1 170
John Hughes- Centennial- 5-6 165
Chris Jamison- Desert Ridge- 6-7 160
Jimmy Kerr- Sunrise Mountain- 5-8 160
Jacob Llamas- Salpointe- 5-10 170
Damien Mayberry- Hamilton- 5-11 170
Devin McKendrick- North Canyon- 6-2 175
Anthony McDaniel- Gilbert- 5-8 160
Justin McMurray- Cienega- 5-9 205
Jacob Miranda- Tempe- 5-8 155
James Mirelas- Central- 5-9 170
Dylan Peralta- North- 5-7 160
Justin Rodriguez (Jr)- Marcos- 6-1 175
Tyler Savage- Payson- 6-3 180
Zach Strickland (Jr)- Casa Grande- 6-2 190
Ryan Suniga- Brophy- 5-10 170
Jimmie Tate- Tuba City- 5-11 190
Terense Wilson- Buckeye- 6-4 170-
AJ Williams- Basha- 5-11 190
Ken Wisenhunt (Jr)- Seton Catholic- 5-11 160
Sean Woods- Camelback- 5-9 150